Sr. Research Associate, Process Development

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 08/01/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 13605

Our client in Menlo Park is looking to have a Sr. Research Associate, Process Development join their growing team!

Our Company Bio: Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

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Sr. Research Associate, Process Development

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to significantly impart the future of the company’ s operations
  • A competitive base salary
  • On the job training, both in person/online

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Help with manufacturing of AAV through the downstream purification process (cell lysate to final formulation)
  • Streamline current processes
  • Work hands-on to develop, optimize, and scale-up downstream processes for the purification of AAV vectors from small to large scale purification systems in a laboratory setting
  • Design and execute experiments following appropriate laboratory procedures and produce competent and reproducible results to a high technical standard
  • Appropriately analyze data, interpret results, and maintain accurate records with minimum supervision
  • Interact with Assay Development, QC, QA, and pre-clinical group
  • Develop novel AAV manufacturing processes with the highest quality according to corporate timelines in order to advance Adverum Biotech’ s product pipeline
  • Ensure a safe work place in compliance with the company and EH&S' rules and regulations
  • Keep current with advances in downstream processes for viral vector production

  Required Qualifications:
  • MS with 2-4 years of experience or BS with 4+ years of experience in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology or related life science fields
  • Gene therapy viral vector production experience is required
  • Expertise in AAV or other gene therapy vector expression in mammalian cells via transient transfection is a plus
  • Hands-on experience with density-gradient ultracentrifugation is highly desirable
  • Experience with protein purification including hands on experience with TFF (Hollow Fiber / Cassettes) UF/DF, GE AKTA (Avant, Pilot), chromatography at small/pilot/large scale is a plus
  • Proficiency in general molecular biology techniques including ELISA, qPCR, BCA
  • Western Blot and Silver Stain experience is preferred but not required
  • Experience drafting SOPs, Batch records, reports, and protocols is preferred

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